CFP–GSA Triennial Conference “Global Ghana”


Ghana Studies Association Conference Cape Coast 2016
6-9 July 2016

The Ghana Studies Association welcomes paper and panel proposals for its second triennial conference to be held in Cape Coast, Ghana, 6-9 July 2016 to be held at University of Cape Coast. This interdisciplinary gathering of local and international students and scholars of Ghana’s past and present will engage a wide range of issues related to the theme “Global Ghana.” Conference papers will be distributed in advance. Select papers will be invited for resubmission for publication in an edited volume.

Formal paper and panel proposals are welcome on issues related, but not limited, to the following:

(A) Immigration, Emigration, and Tourism

(B) Pan-Africanism and the Diaspora

(C) Politics and Commerce in the International Sphere

(D) Music, Sports, and Popular Culture

(E) Media, Technology, and Digital Social Life

(F) Gender and Sexuality

(G) Human Rights and Humanitarianism

(H) Religion and the State

(I) Arts, Writers and Intellectuals and International Networks

(J) Science, Medicine and Public Health

(K) The Environment, Resources, and Preservation

To Propose an Individual Paper: Send an abstract of 150 words or less and a short bio with institutional affiliation (no more than five sentences). Be sure to include a paper title at the top of the page.

To Propose a Panel: Send a short description of the panel topic, paper abstracts and titles, and a short bio with institutional affiliation (no more than five sentences) for each panelist.

Send proposals to with the subject line Cape Coast 2016, no later than 30 June 2015. A notice on the status of all proposals will be sent by 31 August 2015. Participants must submit conference papers by 27 April 2016.

Please direct all questions to